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    Load Bearing Mesh Material?

    Has anyone ever tried making a hammock out of mesh material? I noticed this ultralight chair is using a mesh material in a load-bearing application. I would love to source that material!

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    I’ve not seen it, but does not mean it’s not a viable idea. All of our modern conveniences, were once new ideas. This is the same for modern hammocks....not too long ago...just hairbrained ideas....
    If you make a prototype of your idea, please post pictures and maybe a video——-thanks.


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    Don't think that stuff is super light, compared to ripstop nylon. But I guess it's well ventilated!

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    I remember those "fishnet" hammocks back in the 80's when I was a Boy Scout. That wasn't really mesh though. And I wouldn't recommend it for hammocking either. Any kind of mesh you might use will leave you *more* susceptible to CBS and is practically an open invitation to mosquitoes. Unless you've got a specific situation in mind, I can't imagine any kind of mesh improving the current state of hammocking. But I've been wrong before! (as my wife likes to remind me )

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    Tried someone's stiff mesh bridge hammock this weekend which would be a good beach lounger which is the reason they bought it. Sand would sift right through. They bought through REI. She liked it because she thought it flat and could see over the sides. I thought it a good lounger but heavy, bulky, and could never sleep on the mesh material. Did not find it a particularly flat lay either.

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